Hi all, I am an Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate in Ohio. I taught out of state for 5 years, then came back and I advanced my expired Ohio 2 year provisional to a 5 year professional. I already got the approved license back, and it starts on July 1, 2017. I am not currently working in education, but am going to be looking to get a job in it again for next school year. My question is this: When I was out of state, I became HQT in math/reading just by taking a Praxis test. In Ohio, that doesn't convert over to HQT unless I have 3 more credit hours of Math or Reading (so 6 credit hours total to get it for both, plus I think the Praxis testing). When I was a new graduate (in 2007) HQT was a big deal and without it I couldn't seem to find a job here in Ohio - principals seemed to want someone who also had subject endorsements so they could be a teacher of record in a resource/self-contained setting. So needless to say I am nervous for the job hunt. I definitely have way more experience now, but lack HQT. I'm unable to take the classes to get it before I start interviewing, because I am in the middle of a part time MBA program that I don't want to put on hold. I would not be able to do HQT hours until after December of this year when I graduate with the MBA. All that being said, what do you all think of my job prospects? Am I doomed without the HQT ducks, or are there inclusion jobs available? I have experience with that too. The only thing I don't like is that I know regular ed teachers don't always love inclusion, and in NC they often tried to throw our department as a whole under the bus pretty regularly. I also don't want to end up in a position where I am a glorified aide or standing in the back of the room/circulating to keep kids on task instead of actually getting to teach. Thanks!